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Kathleen Benckendorf

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

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  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 52, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • Attachment & trauma specialist; Post...
  • BS, MS, bunch of continuing ed on tr...
  • From St. Louis, MO, USA
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About Me


Live. Love. Help. Travel.


Both of us: Honest, hospitable, enjoy reading, dancing, outdoor activities like hiking and canoeing, hanging with friends and family.

Kathleen: organized, planner, slightly introverted (but mostly hides it well). Loves rollerblading, cooking, dark malty beer, chocolate.

Ric: extroverted, very sociable, spontaneous, runs, plays basketball, pretty much will do anything if there's someone to do it with.


Be a net positive in the world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Have surfed and plan to host.


Have surfed at several locations during a recent trip to Florida. Plan to host as well.

We have often hosted thru other organizations (AFS exchange students, local college students needing a place to stay for the holidays, church student groups passing thru).


We love hiking, canoeing, tennis. Ric and the boys play basketball a lot. Ric plays softball when he can. Kathleen rollerblades. Volleyball. We hang out with some of the Meetup groups in town. Family stuff. Travel. Hanging out with friends.

Music, Movies & Books

Ric loves movies, Kathleen loves to read. We both listen to books from Audible quite a bit - mysteries, action, suspense, mostly.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Grand Canyon is amazing.
Ziplining in West Virginia was pretty amazing (and I'm afraid of heights! - Kat)

Teach, Learn, Share

Adoption parenting - helping parents cope with the behaviors that come from early trauma is my passion.

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